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Virtual Festival FAQ

Virtual Festival FAQ

The 2023 Hawaii Hapalua Festival
In the Footsteps of the King’s Runner


Registration Now Open

Complete any or all of the Hapalua festival distances wherever you are. 

The event month is April and participants should complete the distance between April 16 – May 15.

Which distances will be there be at the Hapalua Festival?

  • 5k – Ho’omaka
  • 10k – Hapalua Iki
  • Hapalua Half Marathon – Single Day
  • Hapalua Half Marathon – Multi Day

Enter the Virtual Hapalua

Guide to Submitting Evidence

Can anyone enter the Virtual events?
Yes, anyone can enter the Virtual Hapalua Festival. 

How do I run a virtual race? How do I track and upload my results?
You can run or walk your virtual race anywhere you choose!
It could be in your neighborhood, on a treadmill.

On your chosen race day, track the run using a GPS tracker. You can use any tracker, such as Strava, Runkeeper, Garmin etc. The tracker will measure your time and distance covered. Then upload an image/screenshot of your run as proof to us.
Once you have registered for any of the virtual events, you will be given your own participant account page where you submit evidence of your race.  You’ll also get access to the Festival area
Our team will verify your race and send your event shirt and medal. 

Do I have to run the virtual race on a particular date?
You can run your race anytime from April 10 – May 12.

Do I have to run the half-marathon in one day?
If you need more than one day to complete the 13.1 miles, select the multi-day event at registration and then submit images of all your completed runs and include your total running time.

Can I run my virtual race on a treadmill?
Yes!  Just take a photo of the treadmill dashboard showing total time and distance so you can submit evidence of your run. You can also upload a photo of yourself. We love to see where you’re running!

Can I enter more than one event distance?
Yes, you can enter all three distances.  All three event distances is the Big Kukini.

What is the deadline to register?
If there are still places left, You can register right up until the event closes on April 30. Just make sure to give yourself time to finish the run and upload your evidence. There are entry limits for each event so it’s better to enter early!

Can I register my family and friends to run?
Yes, you can register more than one person under your account. Everyone gets their own personalised race bib and finisher certificate in the Account section.

Can I change my race distance after I register?
No, but you can add another event distance to your registration. You can enter all three event distances if you want.

If I complete the virtual event, will I get the finishers medals and event shirt?
Yes, we will mail these to your home address.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, the Hapalua Virtual Festival is a global event; we will gladly ship pretty much anywhere in the world.

Will there be age group awards?
No, since everyone will be running at different places and under different conditions, we won’t do age group awards for the virtual race.